Centerplate

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Centerplate, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Restaurants
Headquarters Stamford, CT [1], USA
Key people Chris Verros, Acting President and CEO
Employees 30,000[2]
Website www.centerplate.com

Centerplate, Inc. is a food and beverage corporation serving entertainment venues in North America, and the UK.[3]

Centerplate was formerly known as Volume Services America, Inc., and was originally a division of The Flagstar Companies. In 1995, Flagstar, which was controlled by private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), sold Volume Services to The Blackstone Group.[4] Volume Services changed its name to Centerplate in 2004, when the company completed an IPO. In 2009, Centerplate again became a private company following its merger with an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company. In 2012, Centerplate was acquired by a consortium of investors including members of the current management team as well as private equity firm Olympus Partners, who continue to own the Company.[5]

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Centerplate provides services to various venues in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including arenas, cinemas, convention centers, resorts, restaurants, zoos and aquariums. [6]

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